Seen from the lookout this afternoon, the yacht ‘Falanda’ leaving Exmouth with 14-year old Katie McCabe at the helm. Having carried out a radio check on Ch 65 she set out on her singlehanded voyage anti-clockwise around the UK. Her father followed her in the yacht ‘Amaryllis’, acting as a safety/support vessel. Click here for more information.

Beach Safety

One of our RNLI LIfeguard colleagues placing the red flags warning beachgoers of the no swimming area, whilst the NCI watchkeepers observe from the lookout above.

Opening Times

The NCI Exmouth lookout will be open from 0800-2000 from Thursday 1 July until Saturday 4 September.

New Watchkeeper

Congratulations to Marcia who qualified today.  We are delighted to welcome Marcia to the team. Marion, Trainer & Assessor, is seen here presenting Marcia with her epaulettes.

Incident – Broken Down Jet Ski

ILB launched following report of broken down jet ski (PWC) in estuary. Watchkeeper located casualty on CCTV and reported to HMCG. Exe Sailing Club RIB towed PWC to safety.

Local Notice to Mariners 16/21

Exmouth Rowing Club Regatta 3rd of July 2021.

Mariners are advised that on Saturday the 3rd of July the Exmouth Rowing Club Langstone Approach Regatta will be held off Exmouth Beach and approaches to the river.

Racing will start at 10.30 with the last race commencing at 16.00. The start/finish line will be set between the beach and 10 buoy.

Vessels are asked to keep clear of rowing boats racing within this area during the event.

There will be a 4k and 8k course.

For further information on the day, the race control Officer Of the Day can be contacted on VHF channel 72.

Incident – Woman On Cliffs

HMCG requested visual on woman seen on cliffs threatening suicide. None possible but monitoring continued through CCTV. ILB launched. Police and CG Rescue Team on cliff path. Casualty later safe – with Police.

Local Notice to Mariners 15/21

Temporary Buoys Exmouth Beach

Mariners are advised that a series of 15 yellow buoys have been positioned (for the summer period) off the beach at Exmouth.

The buoys run south east from the position Lat. 50° 36.450′ N – Long. 003° 24.100’W east of number 7 buoy towards Orcombe Point, finishing at Lat. 50° 36.340′ N – Long. 003° 23.180′ W.

These buoys have ‘No Powered Craft’ written on them.

Powered vessels are not to enter the area inshore of these buoys.

Incident – Kayak Adrift

Call received from MoP abandoning kayak in river due to strong currents. Will be retrieved at low water. Watchkeeper advised HMCG accordingly.


Thank you to Imray for producing their chart 2300.5 for Lyme Bay which we use in training our volunteers. Photo of Karen Goldby, one of our watchkeepers with the new chart.  For further details of their charts, link: Chart Finder page

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